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Grateful Dead Live at Three Rivers Stadium on 1990-07-08




Set 1

Touch Of Grey ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Jack-A-Roe
New Minglewood Blues
Row Jimmy
Mama Tried ->
Mexicali Blues
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
Let It Grow

Set 2

Samson And Delilah ->
Eyes Of The World % ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Terrapin Station ->
Jam ->
Drums ->
Space ->
I Need A Miracle % ->
Wang Dang Doodle ->
Black Peter ->
Throwing Stones ->
Turn On Your Lovelight

Encore
Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date July 8, 1990
Venue Three Rivers Stadium
Location Pittsburgh, PA

Source aud > Nakamichi CM-300 mics with CP-4 Shotgun Caps > Sony D-5 > mac
Lineage mac > Nakamichi ZX-7 > Tascam HD-P2 > wav 24/96 > adobe Audition > Wavelab with iZotope Ozone > iZotope RX Advanced > wav 16/44.1 > Cd Wave > TLH > Flac16
Taped by Greg Holtz
Transferred by Brian Green and SIRMick


Notes

Notes:

- the soundtrack from VFTV has been used to patch some tape flips and a couple of small dropouts
- seamless change between discs 2 and 3

Comments:

Crosby, Stills And Nash opened


Taper's comments;

During CSN's set, ALL of the members of the Grateful Dead were sitting at the side of the stage, watching CSN tear it up. They were having a good old time, it was nice to see them laughing and clapping for their old chums.

Reviews

Reviewer: brentmydland7990 - - July 8, 2014
Subject: SAMDONK REVIEW
just gave me chills from head to toe... thanks
Reviewer: c'man - - October 11, 2012
Subject: skeleton was there for sure
But do you remember the hot air balloon that rose over the stadium. Was during Row Jimmy and crowd went nuts.
Reviewer: fatty4004 - - August 31, 2012
Subject: Support act
Is this when sunflower men played support? https://archive.org/details/TheSunflowerAnthology
Reviewer: Kutsavi - - August 31, 2012
Subject: Watch the video...
This entire show is on Youtube - 3 hours and 37 minutes worth - too good to miss:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa6N_RUlFBo&feature=related
Reviewer: Furthurite - - November 23, 2011
Subject: View From The Vault 1
Great to listen to...even better to see in HD. Second set WDD is a rare treat. Love this show...thank for taping good sound here.
Reviewer: staggerleaf - - January 7, 2011
Subject: and one more thing.......
nobody mentioned jerry playing slide for teach your children, great and memorable show, it really stuck!
Reviewer: East Coast Dave in WA - - July 30, 2010
Subject: Killer Summer '90
I haven't listened to this show since it happened. Had been planning on only catching the Buffalo (my home at the time) show this tour, but a couple of friends convinced me to truck down to Pittsburgh for this one (it wasn't a hard sell.......lol). Goddamn, I'm glad they did! Sure, stadium shows may not be everyone's cup of tea, but there's something about summertime dead, and they really delivered on this show. Thr first set rocks start to finish, and the second only gets better. Eyes>Estimated>Terrapin especially, but this whole show is great. I'm gonna listen to Buffalo next, to see which one is "better" (or at least sounds better to me), but it's hard to imagine the boys sounding much better than on this one.
Reviewer: linebackerjay62 - - March 1, 2010
Subject: my birthday show
awesome show for my birthday,love phil's "tom thumb blues" thanks for posting it on the archive!
Reviewer: deadnsac10 - - January 10, 2010
Subject: WOW Thanks for the music!
What can I say. I started this tour in Philadelphia. My first time on the road with the Dead. Been to Philly shows in the past, but it was time to hit the road.
CSN opened the show and blew me ayay. Woodstock for the first time in 30 years! The rain was coming down hard and they played harder. It was like yesterday. Man I miss the old days :-(
Then the Dead came out and ROCKED! One of the best shows of the summer tour!
Reviewer: rturn2 - - September 3, 2009
Subject: My First Show
Wow! What a show--my first. Thanks to everyone who put these shows on the net. Brings back great memories! I sure miss it.
Reviewer: thebone - - August 10, 2009
Subject: Personal Top 5
Hearing this recording brings me right back, as I was luck enough to attend this show. We rolled up from D.C. and, while I hated going to shows without tickets, were able to score some (plus some great d*ses) fairly easily, considering how popular that Dead was as this point. I got a sixth row floor seat for $25 ii you can believe it! Anyway, I was ridin' high on the music, among other things, and it was truly an incredible day. The thing that strikes me listening to it now is how well-played everything is and, of course, how on Jerry was at this show (even his voice). He was really workin' that MIDI. Who knows, maybe it was that short haircut he was sporting on the '90 summer tour! I saw just over 80 shows, and this one was in the top 5 for sure. For me, it ranks right up there with Merriweather, and 1st night Richmond, both in '85.

The first set tune selection is actually pretty ordinary, but, again, all the versions are great. And the Let it Grow closer soars and is just awesome. The second set, well, it was one of the best I ever saw! The top half of the second set clocks in at about an hour and all the tunes are smokin', esp. Eyes>Estimated. Those Eyes from 90 (and some 91, e.g., Greensboro) are so, so sweet! The five tunes (4 Bob's) post-drums was a lot for this era--and they're all great, esp. Wang Dang, Black Peter and Lovelight. Bob finished Lovelight strumming it out on one knee. Just an amazing show--the crowd was so juiced by the end. Wow--I remember that show so vividly it is hard to believe it was 19 years ago.

Finally, note the fact that there are no Brent tunes played--and he was typically doing at least a couple a show by this point. Sad that this was my second to last Brent show (RFK on 7/12 was my last), but his playing was great this night anyway. He was my favorite of the Dead's keyboard players, and was greatly missed both for his musicianship and voice. I mean to go from him to Vince was a real step down, but that's as different story for another day.

Couple of fun facts: It's true that CSN opened, but it's also true that they broke out Woodstock for the first time since the early 1970's. Also, the Dead had a prop that summer for the stadium shows which was this huge skeleton marionette that they displayed, during the second sets as I recall (and it danced--seriously I'm not making this up--I'm sure others can verify). Anyway, at the Three Rivers show one of the legs fell off (I think during Estimated but can't say for sure). But, in good Dead form, it kept on dancin...
Reviewer: sambonk2 - - July 8, 2009
Subject: 19 years ago
My last Brent show....will never forget the Wind blowing through the crowd at the beginning on eyes...my buddy looked at me....said"it dont get any better than this"...It never did
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - - July 8, 2009
Subject: this SHOW ROCKED
saw this one 2
Reviewer: snow_and_rain - - May 20, 2009
Subject: My first and a great one
Thanks to the tapers and everyone else who made this possible. Nice recording. Eyes> Estimated> Terrapin trio is terrific.
Reviewer: rgargour - - April 4, 2009
Subject: Great Sound
I have been waiting for a good audience of this and here it is! The songs are incorrectly labled but it's all there! This was the first show where I noticed crowds rushing onto the floor in any great numbers. The staff just looked on, not really trying to stop it (I was one of those people too...). Definitely one of the happiest, vibewise, I ever saw. The music is pure glowing positivity to match the sunny day it was played on. Criminally underrated because of (I think) the setlist as there were a few interesting lists around this show, but this is the best of the lot!
Reviewer: setboy - - March 7, 2009
Subject: Thank you!
Thanks to the taper and the uploader and everyone else that got this tape here. We have been in need of a AUD tape of this show for sometime.
I love me the AUD tapes.
Great,great show!
Reviewer: redsled98 - - March 6, 2009
Subject: exellent
no way to give this less than 5 stars,especially the second set,powerful stuff......my hat is off to everyone who worked on this,thanks for that,it makes a difference....
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